Shweshwe inspired nail art

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

nails%20main

From kente to shweshwe – African prints are funky, colourful and lots of fun. Thanks to its timeless popularity, shweshwe print has been called the denim or tartan of South Africa.

There are loads of ways to rock African fabric, but with Heritage Day just around the corner we asked the experts at Dream Nails to give them a beauty twist and create a look inspired by the prints. The result: ‘Leave the braai to the boys… and let your heritage nails make a noise’. We think they nailed the brief!

It only looks hard. Rostica van den Berg, who created the nail art, says the trick here is to dip a toothpick into polish to create perfect little dots. Use different colours and place the dots in any design you want. Create curves, circles or straight lines. For the tiniest dots, sharpen your toothpick by shaving off a piece of the tip with a nail file. For bigger dots, flatten the other side with the nail file until the thickness is right.

Here’s a guide to follow. Happy heritage nails, beauties!

heritage-steps

Go to www.dreamnails.co.za for more tutorials or to find a Dream Nails salon near you.

 

 

Want to write a comment? Sign in here sign up now
Tell your friends
  1. Sandra Phoma

    Wow. Will definetely try thus over the holidays 😊😊😊

    2 months ago •

  1. Limakatso Mthimunye

    I like very much!!!!

    2 months ago •

  1. Pauline Dhlamini

    Good day,

    Where can I purchase these shweshwe nails? so that I can do it myself.

    Thanks

    3 months ago •

    1. BeautySouthAfrica

      Hi Pauline

      Please visit dreamnails.co.za to see how you can reacreate this look at home.

      3 months ago •

  1. Cookie Nandlall

    Wow, Beautiful African work of art!

    4 months ago •

  1. WAFIQA ABBAS

    Very creative but a little out there for me.

    4 months ago •

BeautySouthAfrica - your pre-shop stop for all things beauty

Beautysouthafrica.com is South Africa’s most comprehensive online beauty magazine and your pre-shop stop for product information and reviews. From the latest international make-up trends to the hottest new products on the market, we offer insights into the glamorous world of beauty. Join like-minded beauty fanatics in our loyalty program and earn points, trial beauty products and share your experiences.

Become a beauty addict!

Get great deals and climb the ladder to a Gold Star!

×

Sign In

×